The Press: Censorship, Pro & Con

In Nürnberg, enterprising reporters had interviewed Hermann Göring and other Nazi defendants by relaying questions through defense attorneys. The war crimes tribunal last week told counsel to cut it out; the Russians had complained.

In Le Havre, biggest port of embarkation for homebound G.I.s, the U.S. Army port area commander demanded to look over all correspondents' stories. His reason: dispatches reporting friction between the French and the G.I.s had caused "embarrassment."

In Tokyo, General MacArthur talked about "unfettering" the Japanese press—but still kept it on a leash (see below).

Censorship was still news—and still...